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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 69,038 People

    I've been dealing with depression

    since the seventh grade I'm now a junior in high school, and it's not going away, they took me to a hospital, medicine, therapy, nothing works, I don't know what to do. And I don't like staying home, but I don't like school, and I don't wanna post my private information for the...
    Desiresss Desiresss 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 27 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    When I first wake up in the morning,

    I find there's always a delay, even if just a few seconds, before all my old habitual thinking & assumptions come back. All I feel is that I'm relatively warm and comfortable. That's our healthiest state -- for real. I'm positive verything you think and do is far easier if you...
    WattDeFalk WattDeFalk 56-60, T 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    Bobbyjeanc seems to be like a sore loser he/she

    asked me what do I know and I gave a list of a few of the several things I know 1. I am quite the accomplished hacker 2. I know alot about epilepsy and things that correlate with it 3. I've programed videogame and computer software 4. I can create an electro magnetic pulse...
    smitlord smitlord 16-17, M 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    PurpleRose95 PurpleRose95 18-21, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    What am I worth? I'm a lost cause with no

    future. All I feel is empty and sadness. My friends are blades and small capsules. What's stopping me from death?
    anthonyalfano anthonyalfano 22-25, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 57 Responses Jan 18

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    Sometimes God choose's us to do things

    that we are not award of. I know that I am here dealing with death and sometimes it gets hard to deal with, because I am only human and the pain and suffering is hard to deal with. We all ask ourselves and we ask God why do we stay here, what is the big picture? I have been...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    Gaykid313 Gaykid313 13-15, M 4 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    What just happened to my story!

    ? Ugh. I lost it. Retype. I've been chasing my dream and it's been glorious, but I am completely worn out through and through. I want to give up for my health and sanity, but if I quit midway, I will just have to go back to my old life- my old neighborhood, my mediocre life. It...
    transienthope transienthope 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Just don't be sad, just find something to make

    yourself happy. Those words are so much easier said than done. I've said those words before when it's been a good day, but I can't even remember the last good day. All I want to do is eat because I'm depressed and that's what I've done my whole life but I hate the way I look so...
    MissJessieGurl MissJessieGurl 18-21, F 20 hrs ago

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    toxicpastels toxicpastels 13-15, F 55 mins ago

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    I thought I was better.

    ..I'm not. I want to cut right now. If I tell my mom she'll get really worried especially because she thinks I haven't done it in 3 years. My friend isn't answering. I feel hopeless right now. I don't know why I'm alive, I'm worthless and I'll never be good enough. I wish I could...
    thornedrose thornedrose 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    HELP!!!!!! I NEEDA ADVICE ASAP.

    Lol sorry. So this girl from my improv class. She's lesbian and like for a while her friend was trying so set me and her up or something. She added me on snapchat and we started snapping. And that's where I told her I'm straight and stuff. So she asked if I wanted to study after...
    shiyinglu shiyinglu 13-15, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I sometimes wish I had an imaginary real friend

    so that whenever something goes bad, he/she could sooth me. I really need an imaginary real friend so that he'll always be with me and never let me do something bad. I just wish.
    chocolateinmyblood chocolateinmyblood 18-21, F 6 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    depression, self pity,

    call it what you will but whatever it is, is hitting me hard today. seriously, I wish I had someone to make all decisions for me.
    yesitsme123 yesitsme123 31-35 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    i have an exam today

    but i didnt sleep because ive been so sad all night and all day yesterday. theres nothing i can do and im scared.
    sukibulb sukibulb 16-17, F 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    No one can save me from myself anymore.

    Forced to be on these useless drugs that task horrible and i get nothing out of it. Ill try fight till my 18 or 19 but after that I'm definitely killing myself. I can take the pain anymore
    Usernamesalreadytaken Usernamesalreadytaken 16-17, M 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 79 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 11 Responses Mar 14

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    why does it take so much effort to be alive.

    why do i have to do this. i try so hard. so hard. but i cant do it anymore. let me go. i dont want to keep up this exhausting task.
    sukibulb sukibulb 16-17, F 21 hrs ago

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    i dont want to be alive

    but everyone tells me i have to stay here and its not fair.
    sukibulb sukibulb 16-17, F 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    Don't let yourself sad

    or depressed. Depression is something harmful, because it effects the others and make life's difficulties, this you don't have the right to do. Thats why, when it arrives, fight against it immediately. Krisnamukti
    Missberry73 Missberry73 41-45, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    slow loris eating a rice ball search

    that on youtube if you need cheering up
    sukibulb sukibulb 16-17, F 12 hrs ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 24 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 12 Responses Mar 18

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    hello everyone. I don't have many friends.

    . im the weird foster kid at my school. im 17. im a female. and im here to tell you my story. when I was about 7 my parents started fighting... a lot. I dint like it at all so when I was about 8 I figured out that by taking a razor blade to my wrist was the only way to help and...
    frog319 frog319 46-50, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    It is really awful being

    such a disappointment because of my depression.
    AlittleHope AlittleHope 22-25, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 10 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 15 Responses May 27, 2014

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    I refuse to give in to depression,

    low self esteem & negative thinking and all the other labels for the dark places I've been in. I refuse to give in! I refuse to let it consume me and destroy my personality and the person I was destined to be, that is a person who loves freely and wants to love others and...
    Angeldee Angeldee 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I am starting to except I am a loser in life .

    I have cut off all communication with my family and almost everyone else. I don't answer my phone or interact with people. I believe losers aren't allowed to be around others. I don't leave my house except go to work, because I don't want to have to speak or talk about myself. I...
    mel982 mel982 31-35, M 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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